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I share my home and life with 4-footed friends - 2 cats (Starkist & Shadowspawn), & 4 dogs. My little dogs are smallest dogs I''ve ever had - Samurai the Papillon, and Spartacus the rescued chihuahua (also known as "the little weasel) & their bratty little sister, Sharona - I think she’s a chihuahua/ Boston Terrier mix. She may be younger, but she’s bigger than the boys! Just added to the mini-pack at the end of January 2018 - a rescued teacup Chihuahua, Shiloh. She has a heart murmur, so the only way she can go on the walks is if I carry her.

I got the lap-band surgery in Nov 06. So far, I''ve lost over 120 pounds (3/9/10). Recently changed my end goal to even less. (155). Sigh ... about 25 pounds have found their way back.

I was an RN working 12 hour night-shifts - retired 30 November 2017 after 40 years in Federal service (including my 10 years as an Army Nurse). Still having trouble sleeping at night, and not napping in the daytime.


Member Since: 6/12/2007

Fitness Minutes: 354,751

My Goals:
Mini goal - I'm gonna bust thru 200 by the end of July!! DID IT!!! 7/13/09

Finally made 2 separate week weigh-ins of less than 175 - yeah! 3/14/13

Get in shape so my knees don't keep stressing.


My Program:
Walking my little dogs every day. Throwing in strength exercises while I wait for the sniff breaks for them.



Personal Information:
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Groucho Marx

If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.
Mark Twain

I always like a dog so long as he isn't spelled backward.
G.K. Chesterton



Other Information:
I'm a reader. Can't go to the bathroom without book in my hand (even if I don't open it in the little room). Love my cats and dogs.

When you don't think the program will work, remember the motto: Try it our way for at least 6 weeks and if you are not satisfied we will gladly refund your misery




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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Nothing pays higher dividends that the healthy lifestyles that provide the nourishment you need to function @ optimal levels. Luke Sniewski
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    9 hours ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
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    *Thanks for the link to the super vet - probably have a lot of them scattered around the world!*

    The difference with our one is that he's developing the way false limbs on animal for humans, new methods of fixing, new designs.

    I think he should receive a knighthood.
    14 hours ago
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    "This was the first song I heard from Maddie & Tae - love their voices! And the song is funny!"

    I know....that's why I posted it!! emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Life is about growth, contribution and love; the more you can do those 3 things, the more abundant your life will be. Brandon Epstein
    1 day ago
  • v BUTTONPOPPER1
    Meri, thank you so much for your uplifting comment on my blog about adopting Leda and Eleanora. I always love hearing anything about your little buddies. It's great to know that Sparticus is still with you and continues to be feisty.

    We lost Joey at age 16, and he was pretty active until just a few months before his death. He slowed down and then suddenly couldn't walk. We nursed him in our front entrance hall for seven weeks before he died. It's been so hard saying goodbye, but we're just so grateful to have known him.

    So now we'll have two babies! We just couldn't separate the mother/daughter pair, though it was hard to convince Toshi to accept two. I'm happy, though, for this might actually be the ticket that alleviates Kana's depression and helps her grow up, for she wants to help pay all the dog expenses. We are really looking forward to their arrival this coming Sunday. We had to build a more secure gate to keep them safely enclosed, and it'll be finished on Saturday, so the fluffy girls can move into their new dog houses on Sunday.

    I hope you are doing well, my dear. I've been so busy that I haven't had much time to be on SP, but I am always happy to see you on the friend feed and even happier when I hear from you. Thank you so much!
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